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KENDRICK JOINS BRITS BILL
Now it's a party. (2/20a)
BRITS GET READY
FOR THE BRITS
Music's biggest night in Blighty (2/20a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THOUGHTS ON A PERFECT STORM
Music's #MeToo moment (2/20a)
A DISNEY ZOMBIES ATTACK AT iTUNES
Oops, they did it again. (2/20a)
BEBE BONDS WITH BMG
You'll find the deets in Pub Crawling. (2/20a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
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KENDRICK JOINS BRITS BILL
Now it's a party. (2/20a)
BRITS GET READY
FOR THE BRITS
Music's biggest night in Blighty (2/20a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THOUGHTS ON A PERFECT STORM
Music's #MeToo moment (2/20a)
A DISNEY ZOMBIES ATTACK AT iTUNES
Oops, they did it again. (2/20a)
BEBE BONDS WITH BMG
You'll find the deets in Pub Crawling. (2/20a)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Investment in the biz and the coming speed bumps.
A NEW STREAMING PLAYER?
Who's getting into the game?
MY DOCTOR SAID NO MORE PIZZA
But she's not here.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
At least try to be less obvious about it.
RUMOR MILL
Dan McCarroll
2/20/18

Look who’s back in the bigs. Industry veteran Dan McCarroll, most recently President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, has been tapped as Global Head of Originals and Artist Relations for Amazon Music. He’ll be charged with working in coordination with artists, managers and labels to create ways to optimize frontline and catalog releases via original programming as well as heading the original-programming team.


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Bebe Rexha plaque presentation
2/20/18

More than a dozen execs from the Bunny recently hopped en masse to an L.A. studio where Bebe Rexha was working on a new recording to surprise her with an RIAA platinum plaque for her smash single “Meant to Be” f/Florida Georgia Line. As the giddy WBR staffers swarmed around the breakout artist, Co-Chairman/COO Tom Corson blew the whistle he keeps in his pocket for just such occasions and, paraphrasing Vince Lombardi, ordered, “Pull yourselves together, people! When you get in the presence of greatness, act like you’ve been there before.” Later, as the crowd dispersed, Corson asked Rexha to autograph the back of his hand...


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2/20/18

The U.K. music business is gearing up for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, as Sony U.K. boss Jason Iley looks forward to resting after a second year organizing the show as Chairman during a successful 12 months for the British music industry.


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2/20/18

Niall Horan dominates T40, while BlocBoy JB makes some noise at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Muse crushes the competition...


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2/20/18

I.B. Bad on past wrongs, current turmoil and the radical changes on the horizon for the biz.


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2/20/18

The folks at SNL have announced three, upcoming musical guests. QC/Motown/Capitol's Migos will perform on 3/3, while Republic's James Bay and Columbia's Arcade Fire are set to follow on 3/10 and 3/17, respectively.


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2/20/18

This holiday weekend, Disney/Marvel’s feverishly anticipated Black Panther enjoyed the fifth-largest three-day opening ever, pulling in more than $200m. According to revised numbers from Disney, the film finished with about $235m for the four-day stretch—the largest February opening in history.


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2/20/18

After playing two highly praised dates at The O2 Arena in London last week, Kendrick Lamar is set to return to the stage on Wednesday as the surprise appearance at this year’s BRIT Awards.


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2/20/18

Olympic skaters are capturing hearts and thumbs with their music selections as four tracks used in programs in Pyeongchang are the greatest gainers on the Shazam USA Top 100 chart.


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2/20/18

The American Association of Suicidology has named Andrew W.K. its first Person of the Year, honoring his life-affirming music and his message of joyously celebrating the intensities of existence.


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2/20/18

The “rockstar” duo is hitting the road together. Post Malone and rapper 21 Savage will perform in 28 cities across North America starting 4/26 in Portland, Ore. Live Nation is producing the tour.


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2/20/18

Def Jam's All-Star Weekend kick-off party—held at Milk Studios Hollywood—brought out the sponsors and the star power. Performers included DaniLeigh, Jadakiss, Fabolous and 2 Chainz, who made a big announcement.


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2/20/18

Unless your household has ‘tweens—or you work for the Walt Disney Co.—it’s quite likely the TV movie Zombies is not on your radar. The soundtrack, though, is Top 10 at iTunes.


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2/19/18

Spotify could float shares on the New York Stock Exchange as early as late March, according to a Wall St. Journal report, but they won’t be valued as high as Snap’s $20 billion IPO.


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2/19/18

Def Jam's 2 Chainz had the whole town talking on a night when everyone was racing around to various events for NBA All Star Weekend...


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DUALIPA
2/19/18

BRIT Award nominees Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Liam Gallagher and Stormzy are already seeing a boost on the Official Albums Charts ahead of the ceremony on Wednesday as Drake looks set to notch up a fifth week at #1 on singles with “God’s Plan” (Island).


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2/19/18

The game itself was, as mildly surprised play-by-play man Marv Albert put it, “reasonable basketball”—definitely a step in the right direction after the unwatchable travesties of recent years. As the climax of what some describe as the quintessential celebration of African American culture, or black Mardi Gras, the 2018 All-Star Game on TNT was competitive enough to keep diehard hoops fans from turning to 60 Minutes. But the most striking takeaway from All-Star Weekend was the underlying messaging...


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2/19/18

Island/Republic impacts a new Sean Paul, David Guetta & Becky G collab at T40 while RCA delivers Rhythm with a track featuring A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage & London On Da Track...


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RADIO
2/19/18

RCA takes #1 in overall Mediabase chart share in Q1 2018, along with the top berths in the Rhythm and Urban formats. Republic, third overall, retains the lead in Top 40. Interscope (#4 in total ranking) is tops in Alternative and Triple A.


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2/16/18

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope’s Black Panther soundtrack has gone #1 on the Top 50 Chart with 156k, just as the movie hits theaters. Expect it to continue to sell and stream with gusto through the next week.


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